Milano - Piazza Castello

Car Rental in Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy

Milan, in the north of Italy, is a fashion, culture, business and art centre, attracting many visitors to the region annually.  One of its greatest sites is the cathedral of Santa Maria della Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dripping with paintings of renaissance artist Leonardo de Vinci; in particular look out for the famous Last Supper.  You can book your car rental in Malpensa Airport, Milan in Italy online before you travel, then pick up the keys from the Milan Malpensa Airport car rental agent. You have a choice of the major rental car brands including Avis, Budget, EuropCar and Hertz rent a car; as well as booking cheap car hire at Malpensa Airport Milan through one of the local budget hire car companies.

Things to do in Milan

There are several beautiful cathedrals and piazza (squares) in the city, including the Duomo, the 3rd largest church in all of Christendom.  Dedicate a day to the labyrinth at Castello Sforzesco; explore its twelve mini-museums, vast archives and the Civiche Raccolte d'Arte Antica sculpture gallery.  Throughout, your days will be infused with renaissance art from greats such as da Vinci, Belini and Caravaggio.  The Pinacoteca di Brera gallery holds a most worthwhile collection.  Grab lunch at Bar della Crocetta, famous for its sandwich creations.

Milan Malpensa Airport Car Hire Day Trips & Overnights

There are several cities and towns within easy reach of Milan by hire car.  Main attractions include Turin, Genoa, Verona (yes, the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet), Treviso, Florence (the birthplace of the Renaissance) and Venice, the ultimate romantic city on the water.

Milan is not far from the borders of Switzerland and France.  Check with your Malpensa Airport car hire depot and plan an overnight to Nice and Cannes, in France.  Lugano is just across the Swiss border is actually Italian-speaking represents the northern end of the Lake District.  This is another one for the nature lover, with mountains and pristine nature all round.  For the music enthusiast, there are outdoor festivals throughout the summer.  Get into the history of Swiss chocolate at the Alprose Chocolate Museum.

You may decide to drive the entire length of the “boot” (so called because of the shape of the country).  From Milan, major city stops include Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Bari, and on to the famed and beautiful island of Sicily.  Most Malpensa Airport car rental offices will allow you to return your car hire from Malpensa Airport to another major city location.

Italy’s Lake District by car rental from Malpensa Airport

Enjoy a day of hiking in the beautiful hills and mountains surrounding Lake Como; you can also choose to take a relaxing boat ride or other water activities.  The hills are dotted with villas and resort villages, making it intriguing to explore by Malpensa rent a car as well as photograph.  Lake Como is part of the Italian Lake District, stretching across this northern region.  Other highlights include Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda.